John Walker began selling Scotch whiskies in his Kilmarnock grocer’s shop in 1820 and quickly established an unsurpassed reputation for quality. The Johnnie Walker name has come to represent the ultimate in Scotch whisky for connoisseurs the world over.
Blended to break the rules, Johnnie Walker Double Black Blended Scotch Whisky boasts an edgy confidence in flavor that separates it from its balanced relative, Johnnie Walker Black Label. It is not simply a darker version of Black Label, for it cannot be defined by color alone. Nevertheless, the two blends are intrinsically linked. As any discriminating drinker can see, they share DNA – in their smoky nose, unmistakable spice and slight tones of dried fruit. But the similarities end there. With this blend, the exclusive taste trumps all. It’s no wonder whisky critics and aficionados have snatched up the limited number of bottles produced, making it even more elusive and mysterious. But rest assured, the “mischievous brother” won’t be gone for long – just remember that flavor of this intensity takes time and great care to craft.
NOSE: Prunes, figs, black raisins, dark caramel, mace, sage.
PALATE: Fruity and grainy, highlighting the dry breakfast cereal, as the figs, dates, and smoke.
FINISH: Long, creamy caramel and vanilla accented by dried orange peel and honeysuckle.